So a lot of ya’ll reading this missed out on the best two days of music in Denver last year. I’m talking about Goldrush. Sure, it was pretty packed on both days; standing room only and crowds spilling out into hallways are always good signs. But some of your lovely, glowing faces were not seen amongst the crowds. There are any number of excuses for this: “it’s too hip,” “my girlfriend was on fire,” “it’s not hip enough,” “my grandmother’s gallbladder was infested with rats,” “my grill was on its period,” “my car broke down,” etc., etc. Listen up though: none of them were good enough. That’s why your body has been punishing you for this last year with bouts of tinnitus and that weird in-grown hair; you didn’t allow it to feel the sounds of Barn Owl, Former Selves, Aloonaluna, Ttotals, and Caddywhompus present, loud and in living color.
However, your moment of redemption is at hand: Goldrush 2013, a fest created by our very own Strauss, is upon us and it’s shaping up to be the screaming orgasm last year’s festival of foreplay promised. Lee Noble, Scammers, Derek Rogers, Cop Circles, Giant Claw, Accordian Crimes, Noveller, MV & EE, and M. Sage make up about half the lineup that will be rolling into Denver on September 27 and 28. If that alone doesn’t get you dripping and/or hard, pills or therapy are probably good options. At the risk of over-stimulating and making a mess, here is another tidbit of info: two-day tickets are $15 for a limited time and a mere $20 after that. How is such a thing possible? Satanic magic, drugs, international conspiracies, and technology from the far future transported back in time to bring unknown auditory pleasures to the Sidewinder Tavern in Denver, one month from now. And all you have to do is buy a ticket and show up. You’re so spoiled.
• Goldrush Music Festival: http://goldrushmusicfest.com